Yesterday's appointment went well. Cervix was 2.9, which is good; no funneling and baby is still head down, yay! My weight was up 4 lbs from 2 weeks ago, ugh! But I'm gonna blame some of that on Baby L (and not the blueberry muffins my hubby stocked me up on) ☺Baby L is weighing about 4lbs 4ozs! Any guesses on how much you think he'll weigh when he's born? Let's see...2 weeks ago he was at 3.1, so he gained 1.3 in 2 weeks. If he keeps that up he should be about 8lbs 3oz when he's born, so that's my guess, lol. Dang, that's a big ol' baby!
Guess what? No, I'm not off of bedrest, don't get too excited. BUT my Dr did say that he will allow me to go to my IP's baby shower!! You have no idea how excited I am about that! It's like I got a "get out of jail free" card! (as Tonya would say ☺) It's this Saturday and I cannot wait! My IPs live a few hours away, so my mom is gonna drive me there and I'll just be chillaxin with my seat back on the passenger side. ☺ I'll definitely tell you guys all about it when I get back!
Anywho, here's the scoop on the baby this week:
This week baby weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look (thank goodness ☺) and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.--- but not this baby, cuz he's gonna be perfect ♥) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.
Hey! On a totally seperate note, do you like the new background and pics on the blog? No, really, do you? I'm not sure if I'm a fan of it yet or not...
But I am happy that I can now share pics of my IPs!!
Aren't they so cute!!?! ☺♥ And Baby L is gonna make a perfect addition to their family!
I'll holla at y'all next week, peeps! TTYL!